No, I have not tried video.
In fact, I have never even shot video - not even one second's worth (except with my cell phone).
I have extreme problems trying to use technology and software. . I just don't understand how any of it works.
I have purchased Photoshop Elements and Lightroom and Aperture, but don't use them because I can not figure out how to use them. . So for all of my photo editing needs I have used only iPhoto and the new program that replaced it, Photos. . They are the programs that came already loaded onto my computers when I bought them, and they are the only programs that I could ever figure out how to use.
So now imagine me shooting video. . I would go out and shoot the video and then it would sit on my memory cards forever because I would not be able to figure out how to get it off the card and onto the computer.
Before you say, "it's easy - all you do is ........ "
Well, before you say this, please understand the following:
I bought a flash for my Canon DSLR and couldn't figure out how to make it go off when I take the picture. . I looked at the menu on the back of the camera and couldn't find anything to select that would make the flash work.
Also, a friend gave me an Echo Dot for Christmas. . The Dot sits on my desk, unused, because for the life of me I cannot figure out how to make it work or how to connect to anything.
Another problem I had - when I bought Photoshop, I could not figure out how to get it onto my computer, so I had to call the good folks at Apple Support and have them do it for me. . They have this great thing where they "take over" my computer and can do things for me from wherever they are. . But if I had had to "install" it myself, or "download" it myself, it never would have happened.
Additionally, I have never had an "app" on my smartphone. . Why? . Because the times when I have tried to download an app, I get error messages that say that before I can download the app I need to do this and I need to do that, and it is all so overwhelming and I can't figure out how to do any of the things they say I need to do.
Hence, no apps for Tommy
So please keep my ultra-low aptitude in mind when you think about the idea of me doing video for stock submissions.
The use of ambient light, the composition, "capturing the moment", the backgrounds and the supporting elements and the point of view and the "artistic vision" - these are all the easy things that come to me without me even thinking consciously of them. . But the technology and the software - that is the horrible nightmare that prohibits me from success.
I have read before ... with a mixture of amusement and horror ... of the challenges you have had to contend with in accommodating yourself (almost) to current technology. I've also noted that you are the 'smart guy' who has figured out how to defeat POTN's relentless efforts to cut off and conceal the first few letters of any new post ... and I've slavishly copied your method.
I suspect you are far better at 'technology' than you usually 'let on'.
Anyway, whatever, you are a 'high attention to detail', 'imprecision vigilante' kind of a person. My impression is that you have worked out how to get by and meet your main priorities without involving a huge amount of money. OhLook could be right with her idea that freelance proofreading might be a conducive way to earn a few extra bucks to improve on that.